Helen Stilwell's Laughable Looloos
I have been unable to find any information on Helen Stilwell or her short-lived series of fantastic animals, the Laughable Looloos, irregularly published in the New York World in 1906. I first found about this strip from Nicholson Baker and Margaret Brentano's The World on Sunday. Graphic Art in Pulitzer's Newspaper (1898-1911). New York - Boston: Bulfinch Press, 2005, and the raw scans were sent me by Jon of comicartdigital.
Some of the instalments, those entitled "Looloos That We All Know" (15, 16 and 19) are clearly satiric, but I suspect many of the others are, too; as Baker and Brentano suggest, the Boogie (no. 6) not only refers to Peary in the poem, but takes the picture from an illustration in the World's Sunday Magazine of 15 October 1899 devoted to "Peary's Own Story from the Frozen North."
The Laughable Looloos (1906)
Little Woggie Curley-Tail
Obegob, Gazoola bird
Ringhy Dinghy Doze
Prince of Flubadub